Coollaboratory LIQUID Pro Review


In a world with so many different thermal pastes, what do you need to stand out and get attention? Why not skip the paste part altogether. The Coollaboratory LIQUID Pro does just that, by bypassing the standard paste medium that is so commonly used today and going straight into a liquid format. That’s right Coollaboratory LIQUID Pro resembles and acts just like mercury. Consisting of 100% metal, this liquid contains absolutely no solids or non-metallic additives and boasts the ability to surpass the competition. Let’s see how well this liquid thermal compound will stack up in the world of pastes:

Provided by: Coollaboratory

Closer Look:

With most thermal compounds you can see the amount you are going to potentially buy, and unlike some other products out there, contains more than what meets the eye. You use a much smaller amount of the Coollaboratory LIQUID Pro than you would a thermal paste.

The back of the packaging has a lot of important information based on the specs and features of the Coollaboratory LIQUID Pro thermal compound. One word of warning, the Coollaboratory LIQUID Pro packaging warns that it should not be used with heat sinks made of aluminum.

Now let’s take a look at the specs and features of this product:

Specs and Features:

The following has been quoted from the Coollaboratory webpage:

Coollaboratory Liquid Pro is the first heat-conducting medium, which is worthy of its name. It is the first heat conduction paste that consists of 100% liquid metal alloy. It is liquid at room temperature (like mercury), but it is absolutely non-toxic and has a high moistening ability for several materials.

Coollaboratory Liquid Pro contains no non-metallic additives (like silicon, oxides, etc.) at all. It also does not contain any solid particles. Due to these properties, Coollaboratory Liquid Pro surpasses the best high-performance heat conducting pastes by a factor of 9-10 in heat conductivity and standard white silicon metal oxide paste by a factor of 100.

The Coollaboratory Liquid Pro is represented in two versions in the worldwide market. The retail- and the bulk package. In both is in addition to the Coollaboratory Liquid Pro a manual enclosed. In the retail package is that colored and illustrated, packed in a blister package for better storage.

Coollaboratory Liquid Pro got within one year more than one dozen awards and represent the absolute reference of heat conduction pastes in the high-end market. We have collected and linked all tests for you. Read the impressions objective tester and assure yourself of the fact of the quality and capacity of the Coollaboratory Liquid Pro heat conduction paste.

Specs:

  • Liquid
  • Confirm
  • Durability
  • Metal
  • Cooling

Now let’s get to testing:

Testing Setup:

  • CPU: Intel Q6600 Quad Core
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Motherboard
  • Ram: 2x 1 GB Kingston
  • OS: Windows XP Home SP3
  • Video Card: ATI Redeon 2400 HD
  • Power Supply: 550 W PSU
  • Ambient Temp: 21º C

 Testing:

 I will be testing the four thermal compounds under the same conditions. I will be testing the CPU temps under load and idle situations. The load will be accomplished by running Prime95. In order to archive a fair test all of the benchmarking will be done under the same room temperature conditions.

Idle Temps

CPU

Coollaboratory LIQUID MetalPad

Coollaboratory

Liquid Pro

Noctua

NT-H1

Arctic Silver 5

 

21

 

21

 

21

 

21

Idle Temps

CPU

Coollaboratory LIQUID MetalPad

Coollaboratory

Liquid Pro

Noctua

NT-H1

Arctic Silver 5

 

35

 

32

 

30

 

36

Note: After re-running the tests for a longer period of time these are the temps we were able to pull.

While I had some difficulty in applying this very unique compound, it still proved to be fruitful. While sitting idle the Coollaboratory Liquid Pro was equal to Arctic Silver 5, but came back by peaking at a lower average temp while under load. The main problem I had while applying the Coollaboratory Liquid Pro was that because of its unique nature, (it acts like mercury) it was sometimes hard to control. It was however really fun at the same time. Now let’s get to the end of this by getting to my final thoughts:

Conclusion:

The Coollaboratory Liquid Pro Thermal compound did remarkably well against its opponents. I must say that when I first opened up the package and squeezed this Terminator-style liquid goo on my CPU I was a little skeptical. I was pleasantly surprised to see the cooling it achieved after the fact. I have to say though that it did not perform as well as the other cooling compounds and it is a bit pricey driving the product’s appeal down a little.

Would I recommend this product? Yes, but only to people that hate spreading the thermal paste on their cpu’s, this is very simple to apply which is an added bonus. The product is intriguing but I am unsure of future mercury-looking compounds catching on, but time will tell.

Pros:

  • Fast Application
  • Looks Interesting
  • One Tube Goes a Long Way
  • Beat Arctic Silver 5

Cons:

  • Like Mercury, if you Spill it, it is Difficult to Clean up
  • Cannot be Used on an Aluminum Heatsink
  • The needle on the Syringe Could be Harmful

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